Date: 04 AUG 2021
The e-Prisons, which aims at computerization of the functioning of prisons in the country, has been operationalised in all States and Union Territories. e-Prisons data has been integrated with Police and Court system under the Inter-operable Criminal Justice System. The Ministry of Home Affairs has provided financial assistance of Rs.99.49 crores to the States and Union Territories (UTs) for this project and all funds have been released to them.
e-Prisons uses data maintained by the States and Union Territories on the National Prisons Information Portal as per protocols notified for e-Prisons. The system can be accessed through the secure National Informatics Centre (NIC) network, exclusively by the authorized officials of Law Enforcement Agencies and Prisons, through Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS).
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.